Day: August 21, 2008

Ga Ga Movies

Ga Ga: Asian Actor Leonardo Nam Slims Down to Heartthrob Status

It took Blindie a few weeks to realize that the men in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 were by far more yummy than the four lead actresses. Case in point: Korean-Australian actor Leonardo Nam, who played Amber Tamblyn’s love, Brian McBrian.

The Argentina-born, Australia-bred actor, who actually appeared in the first installment of the franchise, usually plays stoner, gamer types, like his characters in the first Sisterhood film and The Perfect Score with Scarlett Johansson.

Nam’s physical transformation from slightly chubby gaming fanatic to leading heartthrob (complete with abs, pecs and an insanely chiseled face) caught Blindie by surprise. His character even took Tamblyn’s character’s virginity–talk about upgrading from smoking pot to sex pot!

Up next for Nam: 2009’s He’s Just Not That Into You with Ginnifer Goodwin and Drew Barrymore.

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Kerry Washington Movies

‘Woman to Watch’: Kerry Washington Featured in Marie Claire

Actress Kerry Washington, who can next be seen in Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson & Patrick Wilson, is featured in the latest issue of Marie Claire.

“I’ve been to nine states on behalf of Obama,” she tells the magazine. “The enormous level of diversity among the volunteers have been so great to see!”

The 31-year-old Bronx-born stunner, who has a knack for playing the wives of Oscar winners onscreen (Jamie Foxx in Ray and Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland), lives in L.A. with her shih tzu-Yorkie mix “Josephine Baker,” and admires her mama.

“She’s the epitome of grace–as a person, and as a woman of color,” Washington says. “She’s very cerebral. She taught me about walking with dignity in the world.”

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